Money Matters: “Baskets of Money”

Story by Guest Columnist Pete D’Arruda. Photo by Michael Hodge.

Cary, NC – During the last  twelve years, we have witnessed significant and historic market fluctuations. Has this affected people’s thoughts about the market, their investment portfolios, and how they live their day-to-day lives? Read more

Get Ready for the Pollen

Story and photo by Hal Goodtree

Cary, NC – The buds are fat on the pine trees and the sweet gums. My younger daughter already has watery eyes.

Tree-pollen season generally lasts from March through May in the Piedmont. While you can suffer in silence, here are a few tips for coping with the pollen. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Apartments, Taxes, Arts and Ireland

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through March 27, 2011. Photo of County Meath by Johnida Dockens.

As predicted, this was a busy week with a work session, a taping of Cary Matters and a council meeting.

Proposed Apartments

Monday began with an agenda meeting of the directors and town management staff to go over Thursday’s regularly scheduled council meeting. The main focus was the proposed apartments at Northwood’s Harrison Point. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Chatham County, Throwing Stones, Railhawks and Pink Trash Cans

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through March 20, 2011. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

This week was another slow week which allowed me to catch up on work at my paying job. Read more

Recipe: Easy As (Chicken and Broccoli) Pie

 

Story by Leslie Huffman, photo from the Ditto Family

Cary, NC – I don’t know about you, but life is very hectic at our house. My children are in a gazillion activities and have tons homework. My husband and I have work and after hours meetings and of course somewhere in there we must make dinner.

Even with all the crazy schedules we hold, we do manage to eat dinner as a family at least 4 days a week. It is the prep time that I seem to lack when it comes to cooking. So here is a one dish meal that packs in all the food groups and tastes delicious.  Oh, and it’s easy as pie! Read more

Gardening: Time for Lettuce

Story & photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, N.C. – This period of the late winter should be called “Pear Blossom Season” in Cary, because the ever-popular, medium-sized tree is exploding in white blossoms all over town.

It turns out that Pear Blossom Season is exactly the right time of year to plant lettuce and other cool-season salad greens. Read more

Super Skippers Win Gold

Super Skippers perform at Chapel Hill competition March 5

Story by Connie Freeman, photo by Blair Booth

Cary, NC- The Cary YMCA Super Skippers brought home 34 overall medals —  12 of which were gold – from a regional jump rope competition in Chapel Hill recently. The Super Skippers won more than half of the total medals at the event. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Let the Sun Shine

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through March 13, 2011. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

This week was much slower than previous weeks, which is exactly what the doctor ordered as I slowly got back into the swing of things following my bout with the nasty stomach bug. Read more

Go Local: I’m Hooked on the Sea Depot

Story and photos by Leslie Huffman

Cary, NC – I am a fish out of water when knowing how to choose fresh seafood from the store. Unless you caught the fish yourself, it can be difficult to tell exactly how fresh it is or where it came from. Read more

The Story of Read and Feed

Story by Mary Beth Phillips. Photos by Brooke Meyer.

Cary, NC – Several years ago, Jan Elmo was volunteering as a tutor at Northwoods Elementary when she had an epiphany that every child does not have the opportunity to develop a love of reading.

In October of 2007, after spending  months researching what she could do about the problem, Elmo quit her corporate job and purchased an RV Van to start Read and Feed at Penny Road Elementary in Cary. Read more